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DEAF2012 presents Philip Beesley

Philip Beesley comes to DEAF2012! The Canadian artist focusing on digital media art and experimental architecture will be part of our exhibition and the DEAF symposium on Vital Beauty on the Wednesday of DEAF. But definitely don’t miss Beesley’s ‘Evening Of…’

This evening will focus on the integration of protocell chemistry into the next generation of his Hylozoic Ground Series. Beesley’s creative work over the last two decades has concentrated on field-oriented sculpture and landscape installations. He maintains a practice that combines sculpture with public buildings, exhibitory and stage design. At DEAF he will expose with his Protocell Field.


The DEAF2012 symposium focuses on the question of how the age-old notion of beauty can have a meaning fit for the 21st century. Lars Spuybroek will moderate the symposium. The discussion will be articulated around two statements by Alfred N. Whitehead, "Beauty is a wider, and more fundamental, notion than Truth" and "Beauty is the one aim which by its very nature is self-justifying." Come to de Balie in Amsterdam on Wednesday the 16th of May to find out Philip Beesley’s point of view and off course to tell us yours.

DEAF2012 presents Philip Beesley
Image: Philip Beesley - Hylozoic Veil: The Leonardo